give credit to sculptor Taesung Harmms for this figure. Some have criticized its
pose as being too "unusual" as the fellow is hunched forward, knees
bent, clearly reacting to something. I recall one person saying he looked somewhat
simian. Well, we're not that much removed from our evolutionary forebears, and
it just may be this fellow spies a box of bananas carried by a Panther somewhere
in Germany! Anyway, he's animated, he's involved with some sort of action, and
that's what sets him apart from 95% of the figures out there. And that's a good
has done an excellent job replicating the one-piece herringbone twill overalls
in the April 1942 pattern and the figure wears service shoes sans leggings. ,
meaning you can use him in just about any theater and any year of the war. He's
armed with the shoulder holster and M-1911 Colt pistol. The modeler has the choice
of the same head adorned with either the tanker's crash helmet or M1 steel pot.
figure follows a pattern with Alpine, where one arm (or both) is molded in place
tight to the body. That does save on casting and packaging time. And the modeler
only needs to attach one head and one arm and then it's off to painting.